Artists' Television Access

Texts of Light: Silent Mountains, Singing Oceans, and Slivers of Time

Sunday, April 8, 2012, 7:30 pm, [members: $5 / non-members: $10]

Sf Cinematheque presents: David Gatten In Person

This program features three pairs of films from David Gatten’s other ongoing non-Secret History series. The Continuous Quantities series is structured on a Leonardo Da Vinci proposition to divide an hour into 3000 equal parts. The series offers the most kinetic exploration yet of Gatten’s inquiries into the relationship between text and image. The Invisible Ink series, as the title implies, employs the most minimal imagery to be found Gatten’s films, but this minimalism belies the powerfully emotional content underpinning the works. (Chris Stults, Wexner Center for the Arts) Program to include: Film for Invisible Ink, Case No. 71: Base-Plus-Fog; What the Water Said, Nos. 1–3; Journal and Remarks; Shrimp Boat Log; What the Water Said, Nos. 4–6 and Film for Invisible Ink, Case No. 142: Abbreviation for Dead Winter [Diminished by 1,794]. Tonight’s program is the third and final in Texts of Light, a three-part mid-career retrospective of filmmaker David Gatten, curated by Chris Stults of the Wexner Center for the Arts, presented by Cinematheque April 5–8. For complete details see